Small family farm and home help in Sjundeå, southern Finland

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  • Description

    Description

    Hej! I have a small homestead with an artesan bakery on the premises and need some help with domestic tasks, gardening, animal care (horses, sheep, chicken, dogs) and maintenance of the property. The farm is helping my family to be selfsufficient in vegetables, eggs and meat but not as a business. It is situated in beautiful countryside some 40 km from capitalcity Helsinki. Help would be to help with everyday life as it has become a little heavy for one person as the children have moved out and the bakerybusiness has grown. You would not help with the business, only help me with everyday life. The animals are friendly and life is very easygoing , but the work is also neverending. If you like a simple lifestyle and like to do things with your hands ,cleaning sheds, cutting grass, mending and building fences, cutting wood and chopping it, If you like in your freetime to roam around in forests, pick wild berries and mushrooms, maybe go trekking with the horses and swim in a lake here will be something for you !

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Language practice
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    The place is situated near a lot of cultural and historical sites and places. All that Helsinki can offer is 30 minutes away. Finnish life in all its simplicity near to nature with forests and lake and sea nearby. Ofcourse there is a sauna also. I am an artesanbaker, so some learning of baking skills is also possible, or if you have the skills, we can exchange knowledge !

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    Gardening skills, preferrably into permacultural and regenerative thinking, used to animals, great if you can ride but not necessary,not afraid of hard or dirty work , friendly and openminded, preferrably french or spanish as I would like to learn those languages. Drivers licence a must. Also a little painting and renovating inside the house is on the tasklist. As is building shelters on the pastures.And the digging of a pond.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Finnish: Fluent
    Swedish: Fluent
    French: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    I would like to enhance my french and also start learning spanish. As I am fluent in finnish, swedish and english I can help you with learning those, not on a professional level though.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Small room in family house, shared bathroom and kitchen. Possibility to eat together but also need to manage by yourself as I have a lot of evening work.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Suitable for one person, couple, friends, children. But note the amount of animals, some roaming free. No smoking in house , and preferrably not anywhere on the premises due to fire and animals.Lots of historical sites, museums, theaters, exhibitions, markets. i am also happy to accompany you to all these kinds of things as I have had very little time for such things the past thirty years,,,

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Wifi works but is not super efficient.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have lots of space , also under roof with electricity but not heated.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    If your pets can live with mine , all are welcome.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week


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